Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams has been indicted on 23 corruption charges including extortion and wire fraud, federal authorities announced at a press conference Tuesday.
Over years, Williams accepted $54,465.48 in bribe proceeds from a friend named in the indictment as Business Owner #1 and $34,145.52 in bribe proceeds from someone named in the indictment as Business Owner #2. He also defrauded $20,319 from a nursing home by using funds meant to care for a relative for personal expenses.
Each of the 23 charges carries a maximum prison sentence of between five years and 20 years. Williams is scheduled to appear before Judge Richard Lloret on Wednesday at the United States Court House. Read More